Thursday, September 4, 2008

Alabamians! - Gettysburg

The Alabama state memorial on West Confederate Avenue at Gettysburg stands near where troops from that state stepped off on attacks on the second day of fighting. Three figures are the focus of the memorial, dedicated in 1933. A female personification of Alabama urges an older soldier forward as he takes a cartridge box from a younger, wounded comrade who has dropped his weapon. The monument reads: "Alabamians! Your names are inscribed on fame's immortal scroll." (Click image for larger view.)

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